Photo Booth Owner’s Toolbox

I thought it would be helpful to create a resource page that you can always come to for all of your photo booth needs. So I have done just that, this is the photo booth owners toolbox. I will add to this page as I learn of new products, services and techniques. If you have recommendations for this list please let me know via Twitter,  Facebook, Google+ or the Community Site and I will evaluate adding them. I recommend bookmarking this page for your reference and convenience.

Photo Booth Forums

PhotoBoothForums.com: The #1 photo booth forums on the web for information and help related to the portable photo booth business, software, templates and more. This is the official Photo Booth Owners Community site.

 

Photo Booth Templates

PBO Design Shop: Our design shop with tons of great photo booth print templates that are compatible with most photo booth software programs (see below).

Booth Ninja: A first of its kind, Booth Ninja is the first online photo booth template designer for your computer, tablet and phone. Its the innovative revolution that photo booth templates have long needed. Booth Ninja empowers your clients to create their own photo booth templates freeing you to deliver amazing experiences.

Photoshop CC: Photoshop CC is the world's most advanced digital imaging software. It's used by photographers, designers, web professionals, and video professionals, and it's available only in Creative Cloud™. Considered the benchmark in graphic design.

Photoshop Elements: An excellent graphics editor for under $100. Fully capable of creating amazing photo booth templates and all of the templates in the Design Shop are fully compatible.

 

Photo Booth Hardware

Mobibooth™: Amazing portable Photo Booth Kiosks, Video Booths and GIF Booths for iPad Pro and Surface Pro tablets.

DSLR Photo Booth: features a 2 piece aluminum cabinet and available in black or white finish. The photo booth features a 22″ touch screen, built-in studio strobe flash, DSLR camera, laptop computer, dye sub photo printer and built-in slideshow monitor.

 

Photo Booth Software

Breeze Systems: Photo Booth Software for Parties and Corporate Events (for Canon and Nikon cameras and webcams). Breeze Systems' photo booth software powers rental photobooths worldwide.

Darkroom Booth: An easy to use yet powerful photo booth software. Based on a long time leader in the photo workflow industry Darkroom Booth is a great choice for new booth owners entering the market.

dslrBooth Pro: dslrBooth is a straight forward photo booth software that will power your photo booth very well.

Photoboof: Photoboof is an extremely flexible and powerful Windows-based photobooth system. If you have a Canon Powershot, Canon DSLR, Nikon DSLR or any USB webcam and a printer, now you have a photobooth that takes much better pictures than any other photobooth you've seen.

Seemonkey: Easy Do-It-Yourself (DIY) photobooth software for weddings, parties, or any event you can think of!

Social Booth: Social Booth is a full featured photo booth software with Photos, Videos, Filters, Animated GIFs, Printing and Social Media uploads, right at the booth.

Sparkbooth: Sparkbooth makes it simple for anyone to set-up an instant photo booth experience. Download the Sparkbooth photo booth software to any computer with a webcam and youʼre ready to go!

 

Photography Equipment

Amazon.com: The online shopping giant that has excellent pricing on photography, printing and other equipment needed in portable photo booths.

Adorama: My favorite place to purchase all my photography needs both for my photo booths and personal needs.

AlienBees™: Paul C. Buff's self-contained studio flash units have been the favorite choice of photographers and photo booth builders. Available in three output models and five bold colors, the AlienBees™ are powerful, fast, accurate and versatile.

 

Photo Booth Props

InstaPhotoProps.com: regarded by most as the Cadillac of photo booth prop signs. A wide assortment of sayings, colors and shapes. Water proof and very durable. These are highly recommended.

Whisker Works: nothing says fun as uniquely as whiskers on sticks! All mustaches and lips are handmade from molded plastic, which makes them durable and easy to sanitize. Both steel rods and wooden sticks are available.

Props make a photo booth more fun: read why photo booth props are such a success.

PhotoBoothProps.com:

 

Hosting / Photo Hosting

Media Temple: In business since 1998 and hosting more than 1,000,000 websites Media Temple is a great web host. Their grid system is fast, reliable and affordable.

Bluehost: 99% of my websites are hosted on Bluehost. Easy to use, 1-click automatic WordPress installation, and excellent customer service. Highly recommended for your photo booth site.

SmugMug: an excellent photo hosting service that is both affordable and flexible. You can sell, share and host an unlimited number of photos. If you are looking for a place to host your event photos you should check out SmugMug for sure.

 

Video Production & Encoding

Animoto: Turn your photos, video clips, and music into stunning video masterpieces to share with everyone. Fast, free, and shockingly easy!

Zencoder: They offer the best encoding technology on the market with hundreds of custom optimizations delivers your video in less time than the length of the video, including HD quality.

VideoHive: Buy and Download After Effects Projects and Video Files from VideoHive, a library of Royalty Free Motion Graphics, Footage and AE Projects.

 

Website Tools and Themes

WordPress: The #1 Blog Publishing Platform. Free and easily customizable with wonderful support. All of my blogs use WordPress.

WooThemes: truly the premiere source for premium WordPress themes.

ThemeForest: An excellent source of WordPress and other website templates.

 

Social Media Tools

Buffer: Buffer makes your life easier with a smarter way to schedule the great content you find. Fill up your Buffer at one time in the day and Buffer automagically posts them for you through the day. Simply keep that Buffer topped up to have a consistent social media presence all day round, all week long.

Social Oomph:  SocialOomph.com is a service that provides free and paid productivity enhancement services for social media users.

 

ATA (Road) Cases and Travel Bags

TCH: is a distributor of industrial components. The company supplies enclosure hardware, laminates, electronic components, foam inserts and speaker parts to North American manufacturers. TCH fulfills customer orders out of its warehouse facilities in Buffalo, Calgary, Dallas, Montréal and Toronto.

Reliable Hardware Company: They have been in the business of manufacturing a full line of Road Case Hardware and accessories that exceed ATA Case Hardware Standards (American Transportation Association) for more than 20 years. If you are looking to buy or build an ATA case we recommend that you check them out.

 

Photo Booth / Photography Backdrops

Backdrop Outlet:  provide the Photographers a quality product at unbelievable price without sacrificing service. Since then our selection has grown immensely. We are one of the largest providers of Photographic Backdrops, Props and studio equipment.

 

Photo Booth Buttons and Switches

Griffin: maker of the famous powermate USB controller.

StealthSwitch: StealthSwitch™ is a microprocessor based computer switch that can be easily used in photo booths.

 

Business and Accounting Software

Wave Accounting: a full featured accounting software that works in a manner similar to Mint.com. It has many nice features and carries the price tag of free.

Signnow.com: SignNow is the easiest way to sign a document anywhere you go. You can sign your own documents, or invite clients to sign and close contracts faster! Best of all it is free to use and simple to get started.

 

Disclosure of Material Connection: Some of the links in the post above are “affiliate links.” This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive an affiliate commission. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will add value to my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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